Sara Parker Bowles is the wife of Tom Parker Bowles, who is the son of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Sara is some sort of fashion editor or something. She recently gave an interview to the Telegraph’s Fashion section (?). Anyway, I bring this up because Sara mentioned our dear MIA Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. I wasn’t going to mention it since it’s so short (the interview wasn’t about Kate, Sara mentioned her briefly), but I found what Sara said interesting because it’s opposite of the one thing about Kate I thought was concrete fact: Kate’s love for clothing. So I went ahead and over analyzed it.
Of Kate, Sara said: “We’ve talked about designers we admire in the past and she’s always very complimentary about what I wear but, clearly, she feels she’s got more important things to think about – and that’s what makes her so endearing.”
Huh? Kate feels she’s got more important things to think about? Like what? I guess George would be the obvious answer, but then what does the full time nanny do? The “more important things” certainly can’t be Kate’s charities, since she’s hardly involved in those and rarely even visits them. Kate doesn’t have any other job to do that would pull her focus. Besides George, what does Kate have to think about other than her clothes? It’s not like Kate actually cleans her own house or anything any normal stay-at-home wife/mother would do.
Quite honestly, I’m shocked by this quote. Given Kate’s shopping habit, I thought the only thing Kate really cared about were her clothes, but now I’m being told Kate doesn’t really think about her clothes that much? So then why does she spend so much time shopping? What is going on! I feel like someone just told me gravity doesn’t exist and everything I’ve been told my entire life has been a lie.
There’s something else I want to mention… the “that’s what makes her so endearing” line. What does that mean? Because Kate has “more important things to think about” than clothes she’s endearing? Uh, then there are a ton of women out there who are “endearing”, because there are a ton of women who have “far more important things to think about” than clothes. This line especially doesn’t make sense to me since Kate doesn’t do anything else. If she focused a ton of her attention to her charities, and then you told me she had more important things to think about than clothes, then you could call that endearing, since it would be obvious her charity work meant more to her. But since Kate doesn’t do anything, and doesn’t seem to care about anything other than her clothes, telling me she has more important things to think about doesn’t make her endearing; it just doesn’t make sense. Also, why is having more important things to think about than clothes endearing at all? Like women have to love clothes and spend all their energy on fashion or else it’s an anomaly that’s “endearing”? That doesn’t make sense at all. Can’t some women love clothes and some women not care at all and they both be right? This whole line makes no sense!!
Then again, is Sara kind of shading Kate with this quote? Because if you read it with a certain tone, it could come across as “Well she’s always polite to me, but clearly she thinks she’s so much better than me because she has ‘more important things’ to think about than the peasant stuff I’m interested in.” It’s the “feels” word. “She FEELS she has more important things to think about”, not “she HAS more important things to think about.” Right? And then the endearing line is an “oops I can’t shade Kate in public, let me say something nice” qualifier.
I don’t know what this quote means, but I’ve spent far too long thinking about it. I am absolutely, positively over analyzing this quote. I need to stop now.
OH!! Is Sara referring to the still-uncompleted Anmer Hall renovations? I guess that’s all Kate’s got to think about. And it’s not like Kate can even think about all those renovations AND throw in a charity appearance or two. Kate totally HAD to take all of August off to focus on those renovations because they are just so important to her. So very much more important than clothes, or her charities.
But seriously, if Kate doesn’t love clothes/shopping then what does she care about? And why does she spend so much time shopping? Is shopping a compulsion, a way for her to cope with all the stresses in her life, rather than about a true love for fashion? If so, that’s actually a huge problem and she should get some therapy. It’s fine if Kate doesn’t really love clothes, but I’d love for her to show some real passion for something.